The Pretender Lyrics

Foo Fighters


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Christopher A. Shiflett, David Eric Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins
album: Track 1 in album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
release date: 2007-9-18
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
length: 4:29
composer: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett
lyricist: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett

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Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace cover art
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Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend
Keep you in the dark
And so it all began

Send in your skeletons
Sing as their bones go marching in, again
The need you buried deep
The secrets that you keep are ever ready
Are you ready?
I'm finished making sense
Done pleading ignorance
That whole defense

Spinning infinity, boy
The wheel is spinning me
It's never-ending, never-ending
Same old story

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?
What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say that I'll never surrender?

In time our soul untold
I'm just another soul for sale, oh well
The page is out of print
We are not permanent
We're temporary, temporary
Same old story

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say that I'll never surrender?
What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say that I'll never surrender?

I'm the voice inside your head
You refuse to hear
I'm the face that you have to face
Mirrored in your stare
I'm what's left, I'm what's right
I'm the enemy
I'm the hand that will take you down
Bring you to your knees

So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?
What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say that I'll never surrender?

What if I say I'm not like the others?
(Keep you in the dark)
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
(You know they all pretend)
You're the pretender
(Who dares)
What if I say I will never surrender?

What if I say I'm not like the others?
(Keep you in the dark)
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
(You know they all pretend)
You're the pretender
(Who dares)
What if I say I will never surrender?

So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?


Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 The Pretender
  • 2 Let It Die
  • 3 Erase/Replace
  • 4 Long Road to Ruin
  • 5 Come Alive
  • 6 Stranger Things Have Happened
  • 7 Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)
  • 8 Summer’s End
  • 9 Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners
  • 10 Statues
  • 11 But, Honestly
  • 12 Home
  • 13 Once & for All (demo)